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# Luke Ming Flanagan

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Throwback Thursday: Politics edition
From befriending Tom Cruise to stealing each other’s outfits, our politicians have done it all.
Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know
Catch up as you refuel.
'I'm done dealing with the monkey, I want to deal with the organ grinder' - Ming on his European bid, being a mosquito and drugs
He’s a thorn in the side of the government, so why does Ming Flanagan want to go to Brussels?
7 things we learned from last night's Midlands North-West Prime Time debate
They came, they shouted, they argued and then they all went home.
Prime Time is holding three European election debates - but not everyone's happy about it
Almost 200 complaints have already been made – before anyone’s even opened their mouth or read out any tweets.
Forum needed to deal with "overwhelming" amount of Garda malpractice complaints
The Justice4All group met today in Navan to call for the setting up of the forum.
16 TDs want a meeting with RTÉ because they're being treated 'very unfairly'
Members of the Dáil’s Technical Group claim that the national broadcaster is unfairly excluding them from a Prime Time panel. RTÉ argues that independents are not a political party and represent themselves.
Labour Senator's attack on election rival continues amid calls to withdraw 'sexist remark'
An image, posted by Lorraine Higgins’s social media accounts, branded Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan a “turkey”.
Ming: I was followed by an unmarked Garda car... and so was John Wilson
Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan said he and John Wilson were under surveillance by an unmarked Garda car when they visited GSOC offices this morning to make the organisation aware of new allegations of corruption within the force.
Someone's had a little fun with a Luke 'Ming' Flanagan poster in Roscommon
Somewhere in Ballaghaderreen, someone is probably feeling very pleased with themselves right now.
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about the Shatter ‘no confidence’ debate, revelations about taped prisoner phonecalls… and the Trinity students’ ‘drug guide’.
Ming asked Shatter for an aircraft carrier
He said no.
'I rely on guys with vans and ladders': Marian Harkin on running as an Independent
The two-time MEP said Ireland “can’t keep relying on” foreign direct investment and must do more to support SMEs and farmers.
It's official: Luke 'Ming' Flanagan is running for Europe
There had been much speculation in recent days that the Roscommon-South Leitrim TD would throw his hat into the ring.
Fine Gael TD says Roscommon Hospital is safer - opposition TDs say situation's worse
Consultants at the hospital said this week that the hospital is providing a safer service since the closure of the Emergency Department.
'Ming' Flanagan will tell us if he is running for Europe after St Patrick's Day
The independent TD is not playing down rumours that he will run for the European Parliament in Midlands North-West.
WATCH: 'This place is a joke, we play games in here' - Mick Wallace slams Shatter
The independent TD launched a scathing attack on the Minister in the Dáil today.
Look at Luke Ming Flanagan's new Twitter pic
Has he got a problem with our rulers?
'Roof leak at psychiatric unit results in patients sleeping in wet beds,' says TD
This morning, TDs Denis Naughton and Colm Keaveney and Senator Michael Mullins were refused access to the unit. The HSE says repairs were carried out yesterday on the unit.
Luke Ming Flanagan contacts solicitors over RTÉ 2FM show
The TD said that an ‘appalling’ accusation was made on air this morning.
New strategy on bogs "treats science as something to be bargained away"
An Taisce has accused the government of “putting electoral considerations ahead of the needs of Ireland’s young generations”.
Watch: Ming Flanagan challenges Minister to drink glass of 'glorified piss' (water)
The independent TD could be in trouble with Dáil authorities after an outburst in the chamber this morning.
‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow
The government will almost certainly oppose the motion and ensure that it does not pass when a vote is held tomorrow night.
Dáil rejects Luke 'Ming' Flanagan's cannabis regulation motion
TDs have been debating the issue of cannabis legalisation for the last two days.
Fine Gael TD open to Portuguese model of cannabis decriminalisation
Though the TD’s views are not exactly in line with the party’s position, he will be voting with the government tomorrow after a debate on cannabis legalisation.
Dáil to debate legalising cannabis for three hours next week
A private members’ motion by independent TD Luke Ming Flanagan is likely to provoke some interesting debate in the Dáil next Tuesday and Wednesday.
Guideline-setting GP supports cannabis decriminalisation
Dr Cathal Ó Súilleabháin says decriminalisation would combat crime, make the drug safer and allow for research.
FG TD slams Technical Group for facilitating debate on Ming's Cannabis Bill
But one independent TD said we should not be afraid of “mature debate” on a bill that proposes the legalise and regulate the sale of cannabis in Ireland.
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
Everyone’s talking about an inquiry into the Roma child cases, cheap alcohol and re-opening the Madeleine McCann case.
6 things we learned from Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan’s Cannabis Regulation Bill
If this bill was made law, driving after using the drug would be legal and advertising cannabis products would also be allowed.
Poll: Should cannabis be legalised in Ireland?
Luke Ming Flanagan is launching a bill to legalise cannabis today. What do you think: good idea or bad idea?
Over €46,000 spent on surveillance of bogs for illegal turf cutting this year
TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan suggested that if planes are going to be flying over the bogs so frequently, “maybe they could bring our turf home for us”.
Bog action group criticised for ‘appalling persecution’ of endangered bird
TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan said An Taisce needs to “stop burning bloody bridges” but said his association did not condone the group’s action.
'Mick has a serious credibility problem': TDs split on who does Leaders' Questions
Seamus Healy and Stephen Donnelly will represent the Technical Group at Leaders’ Question in the next Dáil term but Luke Ming Flanagan and Mick Wallace are not happy about this.
Want to work for these TDs? Technical Group seeks assistant for 'tricky job'
A “tricky job” with “crazy hours” is how the position of parliamentary coordinator with the Dáíl Technical Group is being described.
TD slams 'chaotic' plan to move MORE patients into struggling psychiatric unit
Denis Naughten has demanded an immediate audit of staffing levels, saying it’s clear the current levels are inadequate.
HSE to meet with interest groups over 'mayhem' at Roscommon Hospital unit
Concerns have been raised about safety at the psychiatric care unit at the hospital following the recent death of a mother-of-two and a number of assaults on staff and patients.
Poll: Should we legalise cannabis?
Independent TD Luke Ming Flanagan is working on a bill that would allow people to both buy it and grow it themselves. Would you support this?